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The R5121B14E1 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2018. It was made in Japan by Sugi as part of the high-end J Custom line.

The R5121B14E1 features a 5A quilted maple top with natural binding on an African mahogany body bolted to a maple and purpleheart neck with satin Velvetouch finish and a selected maple fingerboard with flame maple binding and pearl and abalone Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, creme colored DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a mini-toggle coil split switch, recessed Easy Access control knobs, Gotoh locking strap buttons and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG8570MW is a somewhat similar model.

The R5121B14E1 was offered only in 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for R5121B14E1
Year(s) produced: 2018
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Bluish-Purple Hauyne (BLE)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ 5A quilted maple top w/ natural binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ purpleheart
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone creme (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet creme (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton creme (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever / mini-toggle coil-split switch
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way-toggle coil-split-toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT3L coil-split-toggle
Control layout

Sources

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